Welcome! The Bible tells us that the yolk of the Lord is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28). Now, no question, the Word of the Lord is true and I believe that wholeheartedly. But, if I’m honest with myself (and with you), sometimes life just feels hard, doesn’t it?
If you agree with me, then I know that the Lord has led you here for such a time as this. For these moments are the ones in which God can do His best work within us. These are the moments that He uses to draw us closer to Him, reveal more of Himself to us and open our eyes to the story He is writing about us. What an honor it would be for me to walk with you and support you as you listen for the voice of God and His direction for your life in this season of your spiritual journey.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 15 years of counseling experience, as well as a pastor’s wife, I have had the opportunity to come alongside numerous people as they walk out their faith. I am also a Certified Life Coach through the International Coach Federation and have been coaching individuals for two years. Through these positions, I have worked with individuals and families dealing with such issues as relationships, grief, divorce, anxiety, depression, social difficulties, anger, teen pregnancy, abuse (physical and sexual), rape, trauma, careers and academics.
My counseling style is person-centered, meaning that the relationship that we build together is instrumental in helping you to realize your dreams and goals. I will work diligently to foster a safe, honest and caring relationship between us where you have the freedom to fully be yourself and find acceptance in me. Also subscribing to a narrative therapy approach, I believe that the stories we tell ourselves and the meaning we ascribe to the events taking place in our lives have great significance on how one chooses (or not chooses) to deal with life circumstances. As a Christian counselor, I also know the importance of following the Lord’s leading and being aware that there may be areas in your life that He is highlighting for examination and discussion.
You have chosen the greater thing – to sit at His feet and gain understanding of yourself through whatever challenge you may be facing currently, rather than allowing it to dictate who you are in this world. It is my hope to support, empower and encourage you as you do. Owning our own stories is an endeavor worth pursuing. Will it be easy? Not always. Will it be worth it? A thousand times, yes!!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
LCPC #LC4335 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Other #CTTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
My experience with Shannon has been very positive! She creates an environment that effectively balances her insight with your thoughts. Further, she's polite yet relatable - all while helping you meet your therapeutic goals from a Biblical perspective.